Last Saturday’s supermoon sure prompted a lot of photographers, professionals and shutterbugs alike, to whip out their cameras and camera-enabled phones and train their eyes on the sky. Naturally, many of the resulting photos have been making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. And perhaps some of them might have already ended up in Sky Camera – with Flickr, a new photo-sharing app for iPhone that is, in a manner of speaking, focused on the sky.
Sky Camera may be described as “the Instagram for the sky.” While anything goes in a lot of today’s photo-sharing apps, Sky Camera sets itself apart by having the wide (mostly) blue yonder as its single theme. The sky is already a favorite subject among users of Instagram and other similar apps, and Sky Camera is simply seeking to funnel user-submitted pictures of the sky into one place.
As the trailing phrase in its full name suggests, Sky Camera is based on Flickr, one of the world’s largest photo-sharing Web sites. The app has a World Sky feature, which maps the locations of pictures of the sky shared through Flickr. Obviously, pictures taken or processed with Sky Camera can be uploaded to Flickr, but they can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Equipped with a variety of free and purchasable filters, Sky Camera is available in the App Store for free. Do you derive pleasure from taking or viewing pictures of the ever-changing firmament? If so, then you might rave about Sky Camera to the skies.